White House Introduces New Obama Puppy On Twitter

By Allison Stadd Comment

Twitter is the platform of the moment for breaking news, from Whitney Houston’s death to the assassination of Osama bin Laden – and the debut of Sunny, the 1-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog joining the Obama family in the White House.

The @whitehouse Twitter account introduced Sunny with a tweet Monday evening:

The message netted almost 900 reweets and 460 favorites in less than 24 hours.

The @FLOTUS Twitter account tweeted a photo of Sunny and older brother Bo around the same time:

The public picked up on the puppy fervor by adopting the #MeetSunny hashtag:


Read more in the White House’s blog post introducing Sunny.

(Obama dogs photo via Twitter.)